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Burger King to J-Hud:

Free Burgers for Life!

3/12/2007 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Burger King has awarded Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson an all-you-can-eat pass for their fast food restaurants... for life! Have it your way... forever!

Jennifer Hudson
Hudson reacted to Simon Cowell's criticism of her for not thanking "American Idol" in her Oscar speech. She reportedly snapped back, "If I'd been any better at my job when I was at Burger King in my middle teens, I wouldn't be here either, so should I thank them, too?" Hudson worked at the BK on East 87th and State Street in Chicago. Burger King was her first job at age 16, where she worked with her sister, who claims she sang while working the drive-thru and flipping burgers.

In an exclusive statement to TMZ, Burger King responded to Hudson's beef, assuring her that no thanks is necessary, and awarded her with BK for life:

"...In response to Jennifer's recent comments in which she asked if she should be thanking Burger King, we say thanks, but no thanks are necessary. Burger King Corporation is proud of Jennifer's success and while we never like to lose employees, in this case, our loss is the entertainment industry's gain ... To further show our support for Jennifer, and make sure she never has to sing for her supper again, Burger King Corporation is giving her a pre-paid BK Crown Card that will be automatically reloaded for life."

Looks like a whopper of a win for Jennifer.


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Jennifer Hudson a size 12...? Jen Hudson is a 16 at least.
And that girl cannot be called anything but fat and if she wants a decent career she better stop talking and stop eating. Basically shut up and sing.
What an ingrate.
I am just so sick of her comments. This is typical of people who have not paid their dues and who have success way too soon. In my opinion, she has peaked too early. she was great in that particular role, but hey we already have Queen Latifah, we don't need another one.

She needs a zipper for that mouth and somebody to tell her when to Zip It! You wouldn 't see someone like Tom Hanks making mistakes like this.
...I think she must be a great actress because she is not the same person now that she has won that Oscar....Before Oscar --nice--After Oscar-- not nice at all.

2780 days ago

so so sad    

oooo my..... not even a race thing in the least.... sad people in this world so insecure....just cause it is printed in black in white does not mean it should only be veiwed that way....very disappointed in my fellow americans here

2780 days ago


Jennifer received exposure from AI. However, she won the part of Effie based on her own abilities, first as a singer then as an actress. She doesn't "owe" AI a damn thing. What has this girl done to any of you haters? Do you own stock in AI or for that matter Burger King? Leave the girl alone. She's a big beautiful black woman - size 12 or 20!

2780 days ago


#71---UUUMMMM, do your homework Simon Cowel IS an American Idol producer.

And to the person who defended Clarkson's actions by saying they "butchered" her songs????? I am sure Kelly did every song justice that SHE performed on the show, Right?

AND, I think it is hilarious how people are on here screaming about ya'll white people, and in the same sentence calling US RACIST, rednecks, trailerpark?

Racism apparently goes both ways. There is WAY more racism in the early part of this thread towards white people. Then there is an outcry because some got offended and fought back?

2780 days ago


Jennifer Hudson needs to shut up. She is so busy thanking God, well God can take it just like he gave, in the mean time if it had not been for AI she would still be on the ships! Give it a rest. In fact I am sick of her and her crap.

2780 days ago


People, people!!!!

Please play nice. God is watching you!

2780 days ago


Jennifer Hudson is a nasty big lipped one hit wonder. I wonder if she realizes that it was AMERICA that voted her dumb ass off of AI. It's good publicity for Hollywood to give awards to people who are "less than". Her next hit is gonna be "Burger Queen"!

2780 days ago


I dont know what her "beef" is with Idol, but they are the ones that gave her the golden ticket to Hollywood. She could have easily been sent home, so an honorable mention to American Idol would have been nice. She's just gotten too much fame too fast. She needs a lesson in humility.

2780 days ago

R.L. Cox    

Girlfriend!!!!!!!! You ain't all that. If it weren't for American Idol, nobody would have ever known "Jennifer Hudson". You should be thankful that God opened up that door for you and humble yourself. Thank goodness your 15 mins. of fame is over. The next time we hear of Jennifer Hudson, it will be when she goes on VH1 to do the "has been" celebrity weight loss challenge!! Your ungrateful attitude just leaves a bad taste in my mouth!!

2780 days ago


Take dis J hudson..All the movie roles for ugly fat black women are taken by Eddie Murphy......THank your lucky stars he gave you a chance...Be thankful for your BK card....You may need it soon..

2780 days ago


Jennifer head is so big,someone need to give her a reality check....She need to count her blessing,with tht attitude she will not get far......Hopefully she go back to school and make somthing out of herself,before she e back at BURGER KING

2780 days ago


Congratulations to Burger Kings PR department!! A great way to stay in the news and continue recruiting employees.

American Idol should have done something like this as well.

2780 days ago


Would it kill her to acknowledge the huge contribution "AI" gave to her career? America probably did not vote her to the top three because it was obvious, even then, that she couldn't stay humble. American Idol opened doors for her in the entertainment industry. Can't the girl give credit where credit is due? How much does a "thank you" cost? I admire Carrie Underwood all the more when she thanked producer Simon Fuller for creating a show that made it possible for her to get into the music industry which led to her Grammy win. Now, that's a girl whose feet are firmly planted on the ground. America should be proud in voting Underwood as American Idol, and America is right in voting off Hudson. The public doesn't really care for her that much (re: Chicago's reaction to her) now that they're seeing her true colors. It will serve her best to show a little humility.

2780 days ago


Wow, I said one thing about a size 12 and peeps went crazy!!! I only said size 12 because that's what SHE says. How the fuck do I know what size the heffa is?

By the way...that's more than "meat on her bones". That's coronary bypass surgery.

2780 days ago


jennifer hudson is a beautiful girl, how dare anyone insult her figure. you know what? the people on here really need to look at the way people treat eachother, she is after all a human being just like you and i and deserves everything she has. one day you will have your fame the way you want it, so "have it your way" she didn't expect to get free food just because she was sarcastic and said to ai "should i thank bk too?" think of that next time you're up for promotion "hey boss should i thank blimpies for putting me on the map for promotion too?" seriously.

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